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Hyundai Tucson Problem Trends and Complaints

January 2023 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2016

Most reported problem

Engine

High risk

High

Engine problems include oil leaks, oil consumption, overheating, stalling, smoking, trouble turning over, or engine seizure/failure.
Car depreciation

43% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

93 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects
myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Hyundai oil problem lead to engine failure

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I purchased my Hyundai Tucson in April 2019. It seemed ok at first was consuming a little more oil than I had experienced with other vehicles but was told that was normal for a turbo to use a little more. I thought nothing of it at the time. The problem

Review submitted by:Kim

Pros:This had seemed to be a good car. Had great gas mileage.

Cons:At the moment I dislike everything about this car. I am beyond frustrated and this experience makes me never want to own a Hyundai again, their employees both corporate and at the dealership were very rude.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Excess Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Starting around 60k miles, I would hear an engine ticking sound around the 5k mile mark for my oil change and the technician would tell me that my car was about a quart low on oil. Since then it has gotten progressively worse and the car is starting to tick

Review submitted by:Nathan

Pros:Awd

Cons:Underpowered and excess oil consumption

Excessive oil usage

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

My vehicle is using an enormous amount of oil. 2016 hyundai Tucson. We have been to dealer mutiple times and they said hyundai is denying coverage to fix the issue. I just seen this is effecting numerous vehicles and my year make and model is listed. Please let me know

Review submitted by:Tieisha

Pros:N/a

Cons:Using way to much money to keep vehicle running with the high oil usage

Ohio

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Excessive oil consumption with no warning light lead to seal leaks, oil on sparks plugs - engine heat has destroyed 3 catalytic converters. The dealer said they could fix it. I literally paid 10k for a rebuild and 2 weeks later it’s doing the same thing. Now the dealer won’t

Review submitted by:Laura

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Excessive oil consumption

Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I was told when I went in for a 3000 mile oil change that there was hardly any oil in the engine. This was the first time I had been told this in 47,000 miles. The mechanic told me that this year/model Hyundai was notorious for this issue and that

Review submitted by:ken

Pros:Style, ride, general reliability

Cons:remote start flashing parking lights, transmission delay when starting.

AR

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My wife and I was driving her 2017 Hyundai tuscon home from church. About a mile away the engine starting ticking or knocking. No lights came on and we got home and parked it. I waited for it to cool off and checked the oil. No oil was on the

Review submitted by:Brad

Pros:Great driving vehicle

Cons:Smaller vehicle for a family of 4

Knocking engine at 56100 miles

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

My vehicle started making a noise and it was due for an oil change within 100 miles. Therefore, I went that day and got the oil changed and the vehicle had no oil. No light come on or anything and referred me to contact Hyundai. Going home the noise got

Review submitted by:Angela

Pros:The body style

Cons:It had to have an engine rebuild that took 4 mos at 56100 miles

oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We have had an issue with oil consumption since about 50,000 miles. It now has just over 90,000. We have taken it into the dealer where we purchased it and they did a check on it and said it was normal to lose a quart of oil per every 1,000

Review submitted by:Michele

Pros:Gas mileage is good for commuting. Comfortable driving in winter conditions

Cons:Oil consumption

2016 Hyandai Tucson

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have had my Tucson approximately two years, second owner. I drive for a living and aside from routine maintenance it ran fine until I hit about 75,000 miles this year. I went in for a normal oil change on time and my mechanic said there was no oil in

Review submitted by:Loren

Pros:Turbo Engine, Spacious

Cons:Jolts when accelerating sometimes

Oil Consumption diagnosis

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

My Hyundai Tuscan 2018 has oil consumption issues it is burning oil at and alarming rate, I have brought the car the the Hyundai dealership who told me that I have a warranty for the engine but because the diagnosis is oil consumption they cant assist me and the only

Review submitted by:Kadian

Pros:I like the car

Cons:The problem

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Excessive oil consumption in 2018 Hyundai Tucson. Once or twice a week, I have to add a quart of oil or two. I get regular oil changes every 3,000 miles. My car feels like it’s going to break down sometimes when my oil is low. It’s starts running louder and

Review submitted by:Whitney

Pros:Looks and room

Cons:Oil consumption and headlights give me problems constantly burning out or blowing

Engine need replacing after having a new installed less than 18,564 miles

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

On April 19, 2021, I took my vehicle to the Win Hyundai Dealership ("WIN") in Carson, CA complaining about the engine knocking all the time and vicious shaking. WIN Service Advisor had my vehicle sent to its service area to determine the problem, because they could hear the loud noise

Review submitted by:FRANK

Pros:It's good economical vehicle when running right

Cons:Inside seating is little low for tall people

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

After changing my oil for the 9 th and tenth time I noticed a increase in oil consumption. Started at one half quart per 10 days to 1 quart per 10 days. I consistently performed oil changes every 5,000 miles using quality 5w30 synthetic oil and puralater oil filters.

Review submitted by:Verlie

Pros:Great economical transportation

Cons:The current oil issue

EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I HAVE A 2017 HYUNDAI LIMITED 1.6L TURBO. I PURCHASED THIS CAR USED IN 2020 W/39K MILES ON IT. I AM DILLIGENT ABOUT GETTING MY OIL CHANGES EVERY 3K MILES AS I DRIVE A LOT AND I WANT TO KEEP MY CAR IN GOOD CONDITION ALWAYS. RECENTLY WITHIN THE 65K

Review submitted by:COURTENEY

Pros:SMALL AND COMPACT, GOOD ON GAS MILAGE

Cons:OIL CONSUMPTION

TN

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

On Sunday August 21, 2022my car started clattering, my husband checked the oil, (was actually going to schedule an oil change this week,)no oil on oil stick. Drove a short distance to my sons house to change filter and put oil in Well that didn’t work, let us set a

Review submitted by:Linda

Pros:It rides, drives great, perfect size

Cons:The oil consumption between one oil change and now knowing it’s a faulty engine

Oil Consumption Problem

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Oil Consumption Problem My father is a handy man and every time I felt something weird with my car, he would check the oil and notice that it is low at least 2 quarts. I keep up with my car, oil changes etc. So I started telling the dealership. They

Review submitted by:Christine

Pros:Love the car, rides nice, great room all ok except oil problem

Cons:Oil Consumption is very inconvenient to my life and I don't want future problem

Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I Noticed that I am having to add one to two quarts of oil to the engine after approx. every 1000=1500 miles. When I took my car for it's last oil change they stated that my car was critically low on oil. After that oil change we had to add

Review submitted by:Allison

Pros:Love the size and color.

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My car has been burning excessive amounts of oil, I first noticed my oil light flicker around 85K, the light did not stay on so didn't think to much. It happened again about 2 weeks later (light flickered) I checked my oil, I had NO OIL. I was told I

Review submitted by:Lisa

Pros:Compact

Cons:Oil consumption, dual transmission chip defect

Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

The car consumes oil excessively and needs 2-3 quarts of oil every 400 miles. I have to check the oil gauge every 2 weeks at a minimum to refill the oil level to a safe amount. This is extremely annoying, and prior to reaching about 85,000 miles, this was never

Review submitted by:Diane

Pros:Style, no mechanical issues, drive

Cons:Somewhat slow acceleration at times

Theta Engine Failure

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Notorious Hyundai Theta engine failure. Hyundai denied the claim because supposedly there was a recall for a knock sensor update which we WERE NOT notified of. Contacted Hyundai and they said it was sent but they had the wrong address and the wrong phone number in their system. Was driving

Review submitted by:James

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Nothing

Engine failure

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I was about 300 feet from home after going to the store and my car stalled at a red light. Went to turn it back on thinking it was a misfire as that's something I have dealt with with other cars. The car made it home but it was knocking

Review submitted by:Robert

Pros:Style, room

Cons:Poor power, no android auto

TICKING IN ENGINE AND OIL LEAKING AND WANT GO OVER 40 MILES PER HOUR

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson with 63,000 miles on it i started having issues with the ticking in the engine. I made appointment with the dealership which was month and half out before they could even get to me. I received a letter from Hyundai stating there was a

Review submitted by:elaine

Pros:I have always bought Hyundai i have bought 4. I like the way they drive and comfortable of them.

Cons:My vehicle is not running properly

Oil level drop Dramatically

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have the car for 3 month since I bought it from the dealership. As I was driving I notice a weird noise. I took it to a shop & they said my car had no oil in it. They told me that this type of car has a recall

Review submitted by:Marc

Pros:I like the room it provides

Cons:I didn’t have the car for to long before the engine Seized

Dead engine due to oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Back in September 2021 I got my spark plugs replaced. After that I had the oil light pop up during on ramps of the highway when I was using more gas. I stopped into Hyundai because I was still 2,000 miles from needing to get an oil change and was

Review submitted by:William

Pros:I like the comfort of the car.

Cons:Extremely unreliable and many expensive repairs since buying it.

Oil Consumption Defect

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

2018 Hyundai Tucson with excessive oil consumption resulting in engine failure. Also prior to the engine failing there were no warning lights indicating any low oil or service engine lights. This Problem Started at 48,000 Miles the local service department at the dealership wont admit the problem the local dealership

Review submitted by:BRIAN

Pros:THE COLOR

Cons:TOO MANY PROBLEMS

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